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full of systemic deficiencies at the u.n. security council russia plans a probe into a chemical attack in syria. underestimated. and do not try and donald trump sends a stark warning to north korea on his aged school he's now in china he's pushing beijing to take a tougher stance against pyongyang. chaos in catalonia as a general strike brings the area to hold almost feet fifty key roads are blocked across the region in protest over the jailing of top politicians. and russia's investigative committee rejects the conclusions of the mclaren report from alleged
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russian state sponsored doping saying there is no proof that athletes violated doping rules on line. a warm welcome you're watching r.t. international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital. our top story this hour russia's flounder joint report by the un and a chemical watchdog on a deadly sarin gas attack in syria in april saying it's full of systemic deficiencies the country's deputy envoy to the u.n. addressed to moscow's concerns to the security council. just wish you knew the work of exist in international structures you do school reveal systemic deficiencies as regards to syrian chemical weapons reports the results of their investigation of. the use of always in the substances
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a deeply disappointing the report issued two weeks ago concluded assad's government was behind the attack which left more than eighty dead it also stated the sarin gas used could be traced to government stockpiles but mandate of the investigation expires in a week both moscow and washington are calling for its extension but on different terms as artie's more can explain the russian ambassador spoke to the meeting of the un security council and he was less than enthusiastic about the report he pointed out to many problems with the report in many aspects of the way the investigation was done relying on third parties as being rather on satisfactory. investigators carried out their work remotely the report is full of admissions inconsistency isn't discrepancies of very mediocre quality there's a question as the samples collected by the parties and whether they're from syria it is unclear how the sarin most transported and you also visit. would be crucial
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to proof of sarin was there and define who's responsible for that in other words he was the jimmy sask to find this out well immediately after hearing the report from the o.p.c. w. we heard from nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the united nations now when she spoke she praised the joint investigative mechanism or the gem of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the o.p.c. w for their report and then she went on to urge the council to pass a new resolution prolonging their work investigating chemical weapons in syria the gym's report not only identifies those behind the chemical attack it. also explains how it reached its conclusion it makes know of any irregularities it found in the information obtained from the investigation many developments are in the works others talk of a new resolution russia and china working together with the united states to draft
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a new resolution but as of yet it's not clear what's next for the o.p.c. w. or the joint investigative mechanism as they continue their work in syria. russian military experts presented their own conclusions saying the attack could not have been carried out by a syrian jet as none were within range also no fragments from an aerial bomb were found russian explosives experts maintain and improvised device had been used which had been placed on a pavement at the time of the attack the west was quick to point the finger damascus long before any official findings were really the head of the joint investigation said that even if experts had visited the site of the attack it would have changed nothing in their findings and conclusions he also said the body takes great care to ensure its methodology is technically sound and was not the view and not of you investigative journalist rick sterling shares. got
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a very shaky conclusion and even the report indicates that the number of various irregularities that is definitely an understatement cited the report it's knowledge that there were fifty seven victims transported to five different hospitals before the attack even happened. so how do you have a big good look at the floor happens they acknowledge in the report that they cannot confirm that there were so the syrian chair over a ton shaken at the time of the incident if nobody you know showing syrian jets the syrian air force says they were not going to take you and they were like i said aaron another town and actually the u.s. radar tracking could reverse that but this syrian jet fighter socmen has no closer than five kilometers from conficker so in addition to that any investigation an essential component of it is looking at motives who has a motive for a chemical weapons incident in syria obviously it's the opposition and the syrian
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government has every motive to prevent or never to have that happen saudi arabia has detained dozens of royal fakers and the ministers and what takes place courting phase one of an anti corruption push these arrests do not represent the start but the completion of phase one of our anti-corruption push eleven princes four ministers and many ex ministers were detained by the saudi and to corruption party the us presidency expressed his approval for the controversial only if despite the fact one of his former business partners was a whip or today among those detained with more details his entourage jacqueline vega. riyadh's ritz carlton became the impromptu site and luxurious prison for some of saudi arabia's most wealthy and powerful over the weekend it was a serious fall from grace for those rounded up including princes ministers and business people who had to make do with sleeping on the floor in the five star
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hotel. it's all part of an unprecedented anti-corruption purge decreed by the king and put into motion by thirty two year old prince mohammad the sweeping arrests are thought to be the young saudi heirs gamble to stamp out political rivals and clear his way to power and on that way he is ready to shatter decades of royal traditions by breaking saudi arabia's addiction to oil we will not have a to be at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets we have developed a case of oil addiction in saudi arabia and his rise to power principal hammad has also forged a close relationship with the trump administration. so
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it perhaps came as no surprise when trump gave his backing to the so-called corruption purge on twitter i have great confidence in king salmon and the crown prince of saudi arabia they know exactly what they are doing. some of those they are harshly treating have been milking the country for years so who exactly is as donald trump claims milking saudi arabia dry one person is sixty two year old prince all what we've been told all an internationally known businessman holding shares in several u.s. companies like apple twitter citigroup and time warner funding early enough trump himself has ties to bin talal who reportedly helped bail out the tycoon turned president twice in the ninety's but the relationship seemingly fell apart in two thousand and fifteen you are a disgrace not only to the g.o.p. but to all america withdraw from the us presidential race as you will never win don't be prince our will lead to lower ones to control us politicians with daddy's money can do it when i get elected apparently about doesn't always apply to saudis
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pouring money into america trump is now pleading for the gulf states national oil company to float its shares on the new york stock exchange so while term criticizes those arrested for milking saudi arabia it would seem the us president has nothing against milking riyadh's coffers to fill washington's. u.s. and north korea have traded insults again if you're young school trump the new take old man before adding washington's not fit to act as a judge of human rights as long as the president trying describes north korea as a hell that no one deserves during his thought console is part of his age as tour he also issued a stark warning to the hermit state what i say to the north do not underestimate us and do not try every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you say. and president trump is now in china for the next
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much anticipated leg of his trip the visit has already proved truthful is being reported that the u.s. and china have signed some twenty trade deals worth nine billion dollars the chinese side has dubbed them a warm up before the biggest ceremonial thursday artists american looks back at trump and she's previous meeting as donald trump arrives in china on his five nation asia tour it's now the chinese president's turn to roll out the red carpet just six months ago the chinese leader came to washington and the two hit it off bonding over chocolate cake but trump couldn't help but be a bit sciatica all during the dinner topping the magnificent dessert with a show of washington's military might we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and president she was enjoying it so what happens is they said we've just launched. missiles. heading to iraq and what were you headed to syria yes heading toward syria trump loves his weapons so much he thinks they're
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the solution to every problem and when the threat is as serious as north korea all the other countries in the region must be armed to the teeth and prepared to respond well that's the idea he's been trying to sell on his asia trip so far in both japan and south korea prime minister the band is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment as he should south korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment we make the best military equipment by far we make the greatest military equipment in the world the f. thirty five fighter which is the greatest in the world the greatest in the world missiles of many different kinds whether it's planes whether it's missiles we make the best the greatest military equipment by far in the world the purchasing it from the united states. thank you very much. now trump is counting on the chinese president to back him up as he puts pressure
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on pyongyang where we will be tomorrow china has been very helpful we'll find out how helpful so on but he really has been very very helpful well it's often said that diplomacy is merely seduction in another guys so the question is will trump's efforts to seduce the chinese leader carry over and will he be able to strike a sweet deal for the u.s. some marathon party washington d.c. international relations expert rick to gal believes their muscle was donald trump says china should stick to a peaceful approach. president is. very controversial president but i think from the chinese perspective we need to deal with the presidency of the united states very seriously so whatever rather rigs or other things which president may result to china need to stand on its own principle and
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do the right thing that is to avoid war and stand firm for the president on trial. in recent months for using very inflammatory rhetoric d p r k and i personally believe rather reeks it's not helpful at all it's not constructive the united states has been selling huge amount of military weapons to many countries in different parts of the world selling more weapons may actually make whatever military confrontation which may happen even more bloody cause you more loss of life and that's the wrong thing to do at this very particular moment when peace at stake. spain's constitutional court is officially an old castle only as declaration of independence meanwhile a general strike has brought the region to a halt with pro independence activists blocking k. roads and stopping trains in major cities in protest over the jailing of regional
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leaders madrid accuses them of rebellion and sedition and aims the independence declaration illegal schools of roads have been blocked by protests and barcelona police clashed with demonstrators that officers tried to remove them from a motorway protesters also cut off the regional route connecting spain to france and to grown a train station hundreds of protesters broke through a police cordon. enough. to know. one hundred one hundred seventy one antony i am russia has lost also wanted to and rejected claims of state sponsored doping with the details of that story and more coming up after the break.
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with lawmakers manufacture consent to stick to the public will. when the ruling closest protect themselves. with the flame and merry go round to listen to the one percent. to ignore middle of the room see. the real news. in terms of foreign policy donald trump has already earned himself the title the low expectations president this title is now being put to the test during his tour of asia because the us a status quo power in the asia pacific region spoiled challenging china.
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oh hello welcome back now speculations rife that the u.k. minister for international development is about to face the chop after it came to lunch he held an official meetings with key israeli officials during a holiday if confirmed pretty patel would become the second minister to go in just a matter of days let's get the details now from our london correspondent honesty is . it doesn't seem to be going to total well for the conservatives at the moment does it. well again if you're absolutely right there's more scandal yet again indicating that theresa may potentially hasn't been keeping her house in order very well this time around we have a big scandal unraveling following this international development secretary
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potentially about to be sacked by theresa may following a scandal that was described here as a cover up involving over a dozen meetings with israeli officials without appropriately disclosing this information to theresa may and the rest of the government in the appropriate manner we do know that pretty fertile has been summoned to appear at downing street leader today her trip to africa was cut short and she said to be on her way to london right now following revelations that during what was described as a holiday back in august she had met with over twelve is really officials and leaders including israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu without appropriately discussing this in advance with theresa may as well as the foreign office then we do know that in september there were said to be two more meetings as well as several other accusations that have been raising eyebrows and the way this has been described in westminster is as rebellious and defiance of the british government and really we have been keep hearing calls going rampant in terms of sacking her as
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well as foreign secretary boris johnson. we shouldn't be applying a special standard. and if it is pretty perturbed to go i find it difficult to see how we can stay in the. cost lives supplies above all true britain's truth diplomat and i find it difficult to see how he can stare at them well of course johnson is obviously no stranger to controversy but his latest blunder came following comments that he had made involving a case of a british citizen being kept in iran that could potentially prolong the amount of time this british citizen has to stay in jail in iran lots of questions about whether or not that behavior on his part was appropriate and all of this calms as to recent may's house of cards really seems to be tumbling left and right because of course we have been seeing most recently the scandals and accusations and investigations looking into the potential sex sexual harassment involving cabinet
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ministers as well as of course just very recently the resignation of the u.k. defense secretary michael fallon over issues of inappropriate behavior so let's see how this of rubbles but it seems to be clear that at this point anything but calm waters here in westminster more damage control for the conservative party that it's nice to churkin earth thanks for the details. russia's investigative committees rejected claims the country had been running an elaborate state sponsored doping program is that the world being agency had provided no proof to back the fines of a report by canadian lawyer richard mclaren. explains. well they carried out an extensive in-depth investigation involving more than seven hundred athletes their coaches various medical personnel and they question them about the allegations in the mclaren report and a number of them they rejected firstly they rejected the claim that some of the
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some pills was switched and this claim was made in the mclaren report it said it said that some of them are normal or some of the samples indicating that perhaps they were mixed with salt and distilled water in order to hide banned chemical substances in these samples while the investigators stage their own experiments and they found that depending on how intensely an athlete trained what he had drunk his unique physiological exchange process as well many samples could be found as anomalous the second claim that they rejected was that the urine sample bottles themselves were tampered with were opened them manufactured by a swiss company and they're made to be incredibly difficult to open if not impossible to open and close without leaving any sort of mark and back in march there was an experiment that investigation which found that these a urine bottles
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can't be opened without damaging the integrity of the bottles themselves or even destroying them so that claim doesn't fly either the other claim that they rejected was that there was a state sponsored massive national doping program in russia investigators say the evidence that they have is that there is no evidence that mclaren report hasn't offered any of them mass stooping to stem but the investigators did say that they don't deny that there may have been individual cases of athletes using banned substances but those seven hundred questioned many of them said that. they did indeed buy performance enhancing drugs which they believed to be legal from grigori he's the former head of the russian anti doping agency on whose testimony much of the mclaren report was was made and here's what they had to say matthew that's what
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caught our doping while taking the drugs i'd bought from roche and give it said the tests would always been negative if we used these drugs later he took them off me and never gave them back my athletes was disqualified for two years even though we deny using prohibited drugs later i remembered i bought some drugs from rob chink of during the testing period now i suspect the drugs he sold me were banned. allegedly claimed that the athletes that these were illegal substances but after doping tests they were marked as positives nevertheless grigori watching of himself investigators claim they have this phone call on record on tape he called the current head of the russian anti-doping agency and offered money a bribe in return for a database of all russian athletes doping results. it was concluded that flushing who is now in the u.s. and works with professor mclaren telephoned a former side to her and asked her to sell him the database of russian athletes
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test results the former senator had told russian investigators about this and now the committee has records of their conversations earlier this month of course to russian athletes skiers both were banned for life from competing in the olympics due to positive result in doping tests but the questions being asked here now is that if the investigation is still ongoing why athletes are already being banned for life. certain religious practices have been banned by a prestigious university in germany the move was reportedly prompted by complaints about students praying to loudly in the library and using. bathrooms to wash their feet well in a statement hamburg university's president said certain of bones had raised questions as to how to deal with religion in study where search and everyday life at the university the statement goes on to say the new approach came after consultation with experts from various fields of study well the new code at the
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university bans religious celebrations on site of those rituals should not disrupt the students' wearing religious symbols though is permitted unless they impede communication or we spoke with students at the university who had mixed reactions to these a class seats of religious freedom permitted i think this statement is clear for everyone and this shouldn't be in doubt it's basically on my say that regarding the full body covering i don't really stand by it in my opinion it's a restriction for women and often it can be a question for christian. personally i don't think it's problematic to wear a full covering because i think the other extreme. or young student shows watch much skiing it's a muslim living in germany in a christian democratic country and i think it's good that i'm able to practice my religion well the university says it's against any discrimination chairman of the
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vice cademy for integration don't resign they believes h.k. should be addressed separately. the aim of this contest context is that. to bring religious activities just in one small room out of the real life of the students fled religion is for those students who are christian jewish muslim is one part of that identity so if this is one part of the identity. to have it also in the normal life i think the right way to handle this situation is to have more india look to talk really with those people. were there are misunderstandings with join me again at the top of the hour for the latest headlines.
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obviously they're not going to do which. i think. was. feeling a walk to sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle for coffee new socks for the tell you the lobby gossip the tabloids by file for the most part. off of our eyes and tell me you are not cool enough to buy their product feel. these are the
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hawks that we all have on walking. chose seemed wrong. but old rules just don't. let me. get to shape out just because educated and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. dumb action or times you were going underground a century on from the day of the bolshevik revolution that would arguably save
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britain from hitler coming up on the show as britain's chancellor for the problem is nowhere to be seen for an emergency parliamentary question on the paradise papers should britain's head of state apologize for offshoring millions of pounds for aggressive tax avoidance we speak to jeremy corwin's u.k. labor party shadow emergencies minister chris williams and band we asked tory m.p. and deputy chairman of the u.k. just a select committee john howell if minority government needed to raise a maze premiership is sustainable in the wake of what appears to be a new scandal every day there's new figures showing arming rises in u.k. food bank use award winning director sean baker an oscar nominated actor willem dafoe on what the western economic crisis is doing to the children of the usa well the simple going up today is going underground but first this week marks one hundred years since a revolution without which arguably britain today would be in the hands of nazi descendants the rapid industrialization that took place after ten days shook the
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world in russia would ensure the defeat of hitler on the eastern front an enormous human cost and allowed britain's escape from being an outpost of the third rush but of course according to go mark the revolution was supposed to happen here in london not three and a half hours by east of the studio in moscow it's something you can detect in the work of no i'm chomsky the soviet union called it socialism in order to gain whatever to benefit from the marl appeal that true socialism had among large parts of the general world population but this was about as remote from socialism as you can imagine so what about a socialist revolution. britain some marks its analysis required for conditions one split amongst ruling classes like say over fifty fifty if you like direct it to winning over the middle class say by catalyzing resentment over paradise papers tax dodging three instability over law enforcement say slashing police numbers by more
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than twenty thousand which has happened under the tories for increasing worker democracy arguably like that proposed for british boardrooms by u.k. prime minister to raise i'm a herself and what i've clarified today's meeting very clear we want workers representation on boards and workers on boards are also advocated by u.k. labor leader jeremy corbyn so are the conditions right for a real revolution unlike russia nine hundred seventeen there's certainly class resentment over revelations from the so-called paradise papers detailing tax dodging by the rich the people will no doubt decide by joining me now is the british labor party's shadow emergencies minister chris williams and before we get to revolution the paradise paper has your reaction to these new revelations witnesses say seriously injured people from the manchurian or attack did not get medical help for an hour as the may twenty second attack in manchester the grand concert hall that's incredibly troubling and certainly merits further investigation as to why that happened i mean i can speculate i mean one of the reasons i think
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potentially could be the fire.


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